Meet the Head Coach of the USA Islanders

In an exclusive interview with URugby, John Broker interviews Vahafolau "Vaha" Esikia, the Head Coach of the USA Islanders. Esikia discusses his team, the meaning behind USA Islanders, and how he chose his players.

He had an idea of non-native players to the USA, and wanted to highlight underseen rugby talent. Watch more to find out how training is and his outlook for the upcoming game.

About the USA Islanders

The Islanders are a team of USA Eagles and potential Eagle national caliber players with a common thread of island-born heritage. The USA Islanders play the mighty Saracens on August 10, 2017 at 7:30p ADT.
Head Coach Vaha Esikia is a member of the United States national rugby union team and participated with the squad at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He is currently the President and Director of Operations for the Las Vegas Rugby Academy and Head Coach of the USA Islanders.